The word ‘give’ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to transfer possession or allow.
- I gave Sammy my jumper. (transfer posession)
- My mum has given me permission to go to the party. (allow)
Give is an irregular verb. The past tense is gave and the past participle is given.
phrasal verbs with give
Phrasal verbs with ‘give’ include:
- Give + reflexive pronoun + up (surrender to the authorities)
- Give away (distribute)
- Give back (return)
- Give in (surrender, submit)
- Give in to (agree)
- Give off (emit)
- Give out (distribute, emit)
- Give over (pass responsibility)
- Give up (stop, surrender)
- Give up on (lose faith)
Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘give’ in more detail and see some examples in use.
idioms with verbs – GIVE
Did you know that many idiomatic expressions (idioms) in English also contain a lot of verbs? Just like phrasal verbs, idioms are a major part of the English language (slang in particular). They are used constantly amongst native English speakers and are handy to know and understand.
Now you’ve learnt all the phrasal verbs with give, how about learning the idioms with give too?